CubeSats from a land down-under. Australia’s own CubeSat Workshop is planned for July 2012 in Canberra…
6U CubeSat Low Cost Space Missions Workshop
17th – 18th July 2012
For 2012 the NASA CubeSat Launch Initiative includes 6U CubeSat satellites. An 8 kg 6U CubeSat can be designed to perform some of the Earth observation missions of 100 kg microsatellites. A 6U CubeSat (~33 x 10 x 22 cm, ≤ 8kg) has 4 times the payload capacity of a 3U CubeSat (33 x 10 x 10 cm, ≤ 4 kg) which uses two thirds of its volume for system components.
This workshop, the first in the world dedicated to the 6U CubeSat, will explore the range of missions possible with a 6U CubeSat in the areas of:
- Atmospheric Science and other Planetary Science
- Space Physics
- Earth Observation
Dr Steven Tsitas, Senior Research Associate, Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research, University of New South Wales
Who Should Attend
Scientists and engineers interested in payload and mission concepts that take advantage of the greater payload capacity of the 6U CubeSat. For examples of 6U CubeSat designs and payloads that could perform some of the Earth observation missions of 100 kg microsatellites please see “6U CubeSat Design for Earth Observation with 6.5 m GSD, 5 Spectral Bands and 14 Mbps downlink” and “6U CubeSat Commercial Applications”. Reprints available upon request.
Presentations are invited describing payloads and mission concepts for the 6U CubeSat. Presentations are also invited regarding 6U launch opportunities and 6U CubeSat standards.
- SESSION 1: Earth Observation Missions
- SESSION 2: Astronomy Missions
- SESSION 3: Planetary Science and Space Physics Missions
- SESSION 4: Biology and other missions
- SESSION 5: 6U CubeSat launch opportunities
- SESSION 6: 6U CubeSat standards